JazzTeam is a service company with well established processes and a strong culture. We provide comprehensive solutions for issues and tasks in the IT product development sphere. Our specialists implement best practices and effective tools that benefit the product and improve project processes.
At JazzTeam, we have our own project management culture and use standardized and formalized processes. The company instills this culture in every employee and constantly encourages initiatives on its development and improvement. All projects our company has participated in have been successfully completed thanks to well-organized processes and professional management.
Over the years, we have created an optimal, structured approach to interacting with customers. Each stage of the JazzTeam cooperation roadmap is important for project success and reflects not only the main work milestones, but also the culture, values, and approaches of our company.
You can see the main JazzTeam cooperation roadmap below. In this case, we consider a complex project implementation. Stages of interaction may change depending on your requests and other factors.
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Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions for cooperation within the framework of our services or any other interaction. We would love to hear from you, and guarantee the processing of your request within 3 business days.
After the initial processing of your request, we will schedule a get-acquainted meeting, where we will listen to your wishes and goals. At the first meeting, we will also provide all the details about the culture and principles of our company and explain how cooperation will take place. JazzTeam specialists will provide you with all the necessary information about our approaches to project management, stages of future cooperation, and estimation predictions.
We aim for maximum honesty when specifying the terms of cooperation. To make our work more effective and fruitful, we will strive to understand your goals and rationally correlate them with our capabilities from the very start of our interaction. We start to think about the future of the project and plan the stage of forming the team during the early stages of the joint work. We will assess whether our engineers are qualified enough, and also analyze which specialists and how many are needed, to solve the tasks.
Customer sincerity is very important for us in the communication process: the more you tell us about your goals, doubts, and requirements, the more elaborate and effective the solution we can offer you. For example, if you have issues with deliveries and team control, we will form a stable team for your project, help with transfer of experience, implement CI/CD, search, and work on the product bottlenecks.
Our company will support your desire to sign an agreement of non-disclosure of confidential information. We understand that from the first stages of cooperation you are entrusting us with valuable information that is sometimes vital for your business. Moreover, we always initiate the signing of an NDA and we can either send you our version of the agreement or sign yours.
We always act in accordance with the GDPR principles when working on various projects.
To help us perform a detailed analysis of your wishes, we suggest filling in a checklist with a number of important clarifying questions. At the request clarification stage, we pay attention to the definition of deadlines, the technology stack, the necessary practices and tools (Unit testing, CI/CD), and other important issues.
When forming the team, we rely on the best approaches used in our company. We are confident that the project success depends not only on the technological competencies and motivation of engineers, but also on the personal qualities of each team member. Therefore, our company always clarifies how important leadership qualities and proactivity of a particular specialist are when selecting a team for customers.
JazzTeam employees always strive for well-coordinated work, so you can be sure that we will provide engineers who will easily and quickly integrate into your processes and team. They work based on a value culture, and will help establish best development practices on the project and, if necessary, improve the psychological atmosphere of your team.
It may be difficult for you to answer all the necessary questions at once. In this case, we will help you decide what specialists and practices need to be implemented on the project.
Our company has extensive experience in the evaluation of various projects while operating under a T&M contract. This type of cooperation usually doesn’t provide an initial evaluation of all works. However, in order to ensure peace of mind and gain the customers’ trust, we always do a preliminary estimation of tasks and strive to complete the project on time.
Due to our use of effective project management approaches and strong management, the deviation of the actual time spent from the initial estimate for T&M projects in our company never exceeds 20%. We were able to achieve such good results using the following practices and approaches:
Before proceeding to the contract signing, we arrange a final meeting for final approval of all the details of cooperation. Our team will present you the work plan and justify the rationality of choosing the particular tools and technologies they do. In addition, we will discuss any organizational issues with you. We will also determine how the project management process will be built, how often we will request feedback, and which project management tools are the most convenient for you to use.
Usually we work under a T&M contract, but if necessary we will consider alternative options for cooperation and find a compromise. Our company is able to adjust our Agile processes to the specifics of customer processes, regardless of your past experience. Upon request, we can advise you of the approximate cost of implementing your project or the necessary work.
We rely on Agile philosophy and Scrum methodology in project management. Our company strives to demonstrate the efficiency and predictability of our work from the very first iterations to gain the customer’s trust. For this purpose, we ensure the complete transparency of the team’s actions and constantly receive customer feedback. After each iteration, we make a survey about satisfaction with our service. Our specialists create the necessary documentation, prepare reports, and offer new ideas for optimizing processes or product functionality. We use short iterations to quickly release new versions of the product. Each iteration includes the following activities:
This approach allows our customers to receive and evaluate the first significant results of the work done just 2 weeks after the start of cooperation, and to make sure of the transparency of our processes
If JazzTeam engineers become part of your team, we try to understand your priorities and standards as quickly as possible so we can adapt to the processes of your project.
After the work on your product is complete, you may have new ideas for changing or improving the system in accordance with its current needs. Thanks to our approaches and principles, we effectively solve issues related to product maintenance and support.
Our company initially thinks over and ensures the simplicity and ease of further application development, and then ensures it happens. In the early stages of development, we introduce continuous integration and delivery into the project workflow. Our team professionally introduces the processes which will allow us to promptly influence product quality, and provide the customer with the necessary test management tools to constantly control system stability.
In addition to creating new functionalities and fixing bugs in the application, we maintain the work of automated tests, create artifacts necessary for manual testing, implement CI/CD, and work out the technical debts. All this allows for the effective development of the product, and also the ability to easily make changes to it. We also accompany the system with documentation necessary for describing its operation, and create technical manuals for its installation and use.
If you are not yet sure what type of service you would like to receive, we will select the best option for cooperation based on your needs and wishes. After analyzing the most popular requests from JazzTeam clients, we identified the typical needs of customers in the field of software development. We are sure that you will find exactly what your project needs among them.
Sometimes we come across situations where a client is afraid of cooperation with a new company, and therefore treats interactions with suspicion due to negative experiences in the past. We understand these concerns and are ready to earn your trust. You can start your cooperation with JazzTeam with a single service. For example, with R&D, architecture design, or refactoring. You will be able to evaluate our work during several iterations and, upon their successful completion, can then add other services (development, testing, management, etc.) if you so desire.
We have no doubts about the high quality of our service, so we are always happy to prove ourselves in business and demonstrate the work of JazzTeam on a small project. Thanks to this approach, you will see the first results of our cooperation in just 1-2 weeks.
We have been working with many of our customers for more than 5 years, and the vast majority of our interactions began with small tasks. We were able to confirm the high level of our service, gain the customer’s trust, further expand the teams, and increase the scale and number of services provided.
Our company provides a comprehensive product development service, which always includes the following features and benefits:
Extensive expertise in engineering and project management allows us to start work even without a complete Requirements Specification. Our company works efficiently on projects where the customer doesn’t yet have an exact idea of the ways to implement specific solutions for achieving a business goal. In this case, we conduct the necessary research and build a technological foundation. In subsequent iterations, we can start implementation or terminate cooperation at this stage, providing the customer with a detailed expert analysis, estimation, and architecture or prototype of the future product.
Our team is ready to help you draw up a project plan, scope of tasks, build project processes for specific requests, and optimize our work according to your wishes.
We start the development process by designing the product architecture, then draw up various types of UML diagrams (deployment, classes, sequences, components, etc.) necessary to achieve a common vision of the concept and functionality of the product between the team and the customer. We responsibly use the customer’s resources by adhering to best engineering practices, timely application of the “Red Flag” rule, and task decomposition and estimation.
Regardless of the project features, our team always includes a professional manager who constantly keeps you informed of what’s happening on the project, handles risks in a timely manner, and offers you options for responding to them. Thanks to this approach, the level of service provided by our company is always high.
We always strive to bring additional benefits to the customer and to consult and help out in difficult situations on a project. Customers can also get a personal consultation from our CEO on improving both business processes and the project technical component.
The experience we have gained over many years allows us to quickly figure out the root causes and relationships of various events on the project. Thanks to the detailed analysis of your request, we will be able to understand what types of services you need and only offer the ones that will help to improve your product.
3.1. I need a stable, coordinated team with a well-formed culture and the necessary expertise to implement my project.
We believe that the coherence and stability of the team is no less important for the successful implementation of a project than the technical skills of the engineers. While selecting specialists for your project, we aim to form a well-coordinated team with the necessary combined expertise and experience in addition to a unified culture. Each JazzTeam engineer is guided by the principle of realism, takes a proactive position, is not afraid of difficulties, doesn’t hide emerging problems, knows how to transfer knowledge, and understands their responsibility for the overall result.
We build stable teams that successfully work on a project for several years. Our managers help to strengthen relationships between team members and maintain a healthy psychological climate and friendly atmosphere. The skills of accumulating and transferring experience and our own educational system allow us to build a stable team which is able to carry out various projects.
3.2. I am looking for proactive engineers who will strengthen my team and help establish a value-driven culture on the project.
Feel free to contact us if you need specialists who will be able to quickly understand the processes and specifics of your project. JazzTeam engineers can flexibly adapt to your project management approach. They will quickly find a common language with your team thanks to their well developed communication skills. Our specialists are also proactive experts well versed in best development practices, thanks to which they can strengthen your team and add structure and clarity to your processes.
Our engineers understand all stages of the CI/CD process, independently evaluate, decompose tasks, and escalate the difficulties that arise to the project manager in a timely manner to prevent risks affecting the project. The culture of Unit testing in our company is established at the level of standards and has been showing its effectiveness for over 10 years.
JazzTeam has accumulated significant experience in the field of technology research. Clients who develop innovative products in the field of science, IoT, and other complex areas often seek us out. We have developed an optimal approach that allows us to conduct research providing 4 critical factors.
We usually conduct research under a T&M contract. This approach allows us to focus on achieving results without the need to specify all kinds of risks in the contract. This reduces the final cost of research.
By working according to Scrum methodology, we provide intermediate results every 2 weeks and constantly keep in touch with the customer. Thanks to this approach, you will always know the research stage we are at and be able to verify the effectiveness of the team at any time.
Our company is focused on Java technology, which is an excellent tool for solving complex and non-standard research problems. By giving preference to this programming language, developers get a huge number of ready-made solutions and frameworks which can be freely used for various purposes. Java has powerful reference implementations which fit almost any standard, protocol, pattern, or paradigm. The use of ready-made Java tools in combination with Unit tests structures and formalizes the coding process, and as a result engineers achieve more predictable results.
Our developers are experts at engineering and solving complex non-trivial problems. Constant participation in research projects contributes to the expansion of their horizons and the development of the depth of their thinking. They have no mental prejudices, are tenacious, and do not give up when they run into difficulties. When faced with a non-trivial task, they approach the issue with curiosity and enthusiasm. In the end, they always find a solution to the problem by applying an engineering approach in conjunction with the skills of decomposition and estimation. Thanks to this approach, we have a lot of experience with positive research outcomes.
5.1. I would like to consult with experienced professionals who have an extensive technical and managerial background.
The customer may encounter difficulties, questions, and additional risks in the process of implementing various projects. Depending on the service type provided, we always discuss, solve customer problems, and share our experience. However, there are situations when customers require a professional consulting service. Consultations can be combined with coaching and the presence of our company’s specialists in the customer’s office for a deeper audit and experience transfer. The CEO of our company, Dzmitry Harachka (who also provides IT consulting services as an independent expert, zmicer.consulting), is involved in solving complex issues on the project in the most difficult situations or at the initiative of the top managers of the business.
Dzmitry’s goal is the evolutionary improvement of engineering processes, while maintaining the fundamental principles of your business organization. During consulting, he applies the three most important parts of his experience.
5.2. Elimination of technical and process debts. I intend to improve the technological component of the project in a cost-effective, systematic, and painless way.
A large amount of accumulated bugs and delivery issues often interfere with product development and sales growth. Our company professionally organizes work on technical debt elimination and gives a powerful impulse to the development of the customers’ business. In the process of consulting, we always adhere to several principles:
5.3. I need a professional project management service and stable deliveries.
Our company has developed its own project management culture based on Agile software development methodologies, sound estimating principles, and timely risk handling. JazzTeam managers adopt the experience of their colleagues gained on hundreds of projects over the many years of the company’s work, and discuss current issues during general meetings. This means that by turning to us, you will get not only high-quality management, but also all of our cumulative long-term experience, which makes it possible to solve various project issues in the most effective way possible. Our managers provide a high level of project process management, implement the necessary task tracking and test management tools, and apply the best product development management practices.
JazzTeam managers independently organize effective interaction with the team and product owners. Transparency, added value through process improvement, and regular feedback are the principles that guide our work. You will regularly receive information about the current project state and will see that the situation is under control without the need for constant involvement in the project. By entrusting the task of project management to our manager, you can be sure of the stability of deliveries and the team, the timely prevention of risks, and the continuous improvement of processes.
The source of challenges on a project is not always obvious. Most often, the root cause of technological stagnation includes several factors at once, including those that are not seen at first glance. We know that the lack of a development culture, systematic elimination of technical debts, and even small flaws in processes can negatively affect the stability of a business. Our company openly and extensively broadcasts this idea to customers and helps them cope with such issues.
In our work, we study the influence of psychological nuances on project success, for example, the learned helplessness of specialists. We often see this issue in a variety of teams and know how to deal with it. JazzTeam experts are ready to prove to you that small but consistent efforts in the right direction will eventually lead to significant results and improvements. Your business problem can be solved, and we know how to do it!
We provide a comprehensive software development service, including business analysis, planning, building processes, design, testing, and implementation. Therefore, it is not difficult for us to provide each of these services separately. Our company has a variety of expertise, and we also have the necessary specialists who can become part of your team.
Our company uses 2 components as the basis of any engineering service: competent management and a well-organized CI/CD process. Depending on the type of service, during the work on the project this bundle is integrated with other processes, whether it is testing, development, or technical support. A strong foundation allows us to iteratively build processes and implement any necessary practices while maintaining the stable operation of the product.
Deep systematic expertise in autotesting and extensive experience in using the best Java technology practices allow us to ensure the reliability and high quality of the product, regardless of the types of services provided.
We are open to a dialogue and ready to offer various options for cooperation:
If you need a stable team to work on a number of projects and subprojects in different directions, we are pleased to offer you our comprehensive service. Our company is strong at server-side development and also has expertise in front-end development, test automation, and project management. When working to solve your issues, we initially think about how to improve the processes and the technical component of the product, and use a strategic and systematic approach to completing tasks. For example, if you need to significantly improve the stability of the product, we recommend that you first establish Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) processes, introduce the practice of Unit testing, and only after that create new automated tests.
Our competence in building long-term relationships with customers is proven by the numerous customers for whom we have been solving various challenges for 3-5 years. We are focused on long-term cooperation, so we initially build relationships with customers on the principles of transparency and responsibility.
As practice shows, the solution of a specific small task often develops into productive cooperation, during which our team implements several projects for one customer. The level of our services is equally high regardless of the scope of the task and the number of specialists you need, as you can see for yourself.
For your convenience, we have prepared diagrams that show the development of JazzTeam’s relationships with different clients over time. The diagrams clearly show how starting with a single service or a small study can lead to a systematic and comprehensive solution to your development, testing and project management needs.
We believe that every task should be solved comprehensively. Our team will think about the future of your project for years to come while maintaining a high pace of work. As practice shows, harmonious product development is only possible with proper planning, timely implementation of the best development practices, and maintaining a friendly team atmosphere. Therefore, even if you need only a single service, specific specialists, or the implementation of individual approaches, you get much more than you expect when cooperating with us.
We provide competent management, offer new ideas for your product development, help improve processes, and transfer best development practices and the culture of value-based approach to your team regardless of the service type you choose. Transfer of experience, proactivity, and commitment to process improvement are at the heart of the JazzTeam standards. We aim at ensuring that after the completion of the work, you not only have an excellent product, but also complete confidence in its stability, high-quality code, development opportunities, and cost-effective support.
We are always glad to interact with you!